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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse 
Hon. Shirley S. Jones Hon. Shirley B. Jones (1925- )
Henry Cooper (1907-2003)
Oil on canvas, 1989
49 ˝ H x 40 ˝ W in.
Presented, 1990
Donor, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1947
Public Service:
Department of Employment Security, 1947-1952
Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1952-58
Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, 1958-1959
Judge, Orphans Court of Baltimore City, 1959-1961
Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City 1961-1979
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1979-1982
The first woman to sit on the Orphans Court of Baltimore City and appointed to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, by Governor J. Millard Tawes. Appointed to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1979-1982 by President Jimmy Carter. This portrait is almost identical to the one that hangs in the Federal Courthouse except that in this portrait the Maryland state flag and seal are displayed.

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